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Futures on display at CGHS scholarship night

Posted: Friday, Jun 6th, 2014

The future plans of many of Cottage Grove High School’s outstanding students were on display at the high school’s annual scholarship night, held Wednesday, May 28 at its cafetorium.

Area students typically garner about $100,000 in scholarship funding annually, according to Vicki Evans, a CGHS counselor who presided over the evening along with counselor Rex Basting. On Wednesday, students were presented with scholarship awards totaling over $170,000 from various civic organizations and businesses.

Of particular note this year were the 70 students who were recognized as recipients of the Gear Up Scholarship, which provides $1000 to help fund their education with the opportunity to earn an additional $1500 next year. Students completed an application process that included information about their extracurricular activities and community service. The funding was made possible by a grant received from the Oregon Student Access Commission, which will fund scholarships for seniors at CGHS for the next six years.

Scholarship Night featured a relaxed feel among the student attendees, who Principal Iton Udosenata pointed out had just completed their senior boards, the last remaining hurdle standing between them and graduation. One by one, community and business leaders came to the podium to present awards to graduates-to-be, and many remarked on the impression the youth of the community made on them during their application processes.

A touching moment in the proceedings came when Danya, Sunni and Liz Harris presented the Derek Kovack Memorial Scholarship to Tyler Lehman. Kovack was a four-year letterman in athletics and an outstanding student before a car accident took his life in 2011. Lehman hugged the members of Kovack’s family as he received his award.

Lehman was one of several students who walked to the podium multiple times to accept scholarships, as were Jacob Munsell and Garret Boyce, the latter of whom Cascade Home Center’s Gene Gillette remarked “probably knows more about this business than I do” when presenting Boyce with Cascade’s scholarship.

Some presenters had words of advice for the graduates, such as Mae Westfall Cook, who represented the Old Schoolmates, CGHS graduates who finished school 50 or more years ago.

“Think about the people who helped you get here, and thank them,” she said. “Every one of you had at least one teacher who challenged and tested you, and you owe them a great deal of gratitude.”

A complete list of scholarship recipients recognized follows:

Dean, Sylvia Aetna

Gonzales, Sierra American Legion

Munsell, Jacob American Legion

Shipley, Courtney American Legion

King, Garrison Beyond High School Network

Boyce, Garett Board of Realtors

Dawson, Destiny Board of Realtors

Boyce, Garett Cascade Home Center

Bruyneel, Samantha CGCF

Fehly, Cheyenne CGCF

Kyle, Jay CGCF

Gonzales, Sierra CGCF Abbott

Leczel, Caleb CGCF Bauder

Newton, Elizabeth CGCF Bjorn

Dunn, Faith CGCF CGPH Medical

Erner, Kaitlyn CGCF CGPH Medical

Farrington, McKenzie CGCF CGPH Medical

Fehly, Cheyenne CGCF CGPH Medical

Shipley, Courtney CGCF CGPH Medical

Dunn, Faith CGCF Creager

Gonzales, Sierra CGCF Creager

Shipley, Courtney CGCF Donors

Weston, Tana CGCF Elizabeth Stewart

Kester, Malena CGCF Heegard

Quick, Ryan CGCF Jim Wright

Thithong, Master CGCF Jim Wright

Goossens, Molly CGCF Kingzett

Scrima, Olivia CGCF Krista Parent

Ferguson, Jake CGCF LCC Anonymous

King, Garrison CGCF LCC Anonymous

McIntosh, Brandon CGCF Magnolia Gardens

Shipley, Courtney CGCF Magnolia Gardens

Farrington, McKenzie CGCF Mildred Smith

Smart, McKayla CGCF Norm Few Honorary

Rudicel Camas CGCF Roger & Eileen Russell

Newton, Elizabeth CGCF Saunders

Garibay, Estephanie CGCF South Lane Education

Dunn, Faith CGCF Summer Solesbee

Smart McKayla CGCF TNTT

Munsell, Jacob CGCF Woodard Foundation

Parsons, Nathan CGCF Woodard Foundation

McNary, Meagan CGHS Staff

Newton, Elizabeth CGHS Staff

Rudicel, Camas CGHS Staff

Scrima, Olivia CGHS Staff

Bratton Shawna Charlie Stovall

Dean, Sylvia Charlie Stovall

Erner, Kaitlyn Charlie Stovall

McNary, Meagan Charlie Stovall

Nichols, Rebecca Charlie Stovall

Dunn, Faith Coast Fork

King, Garrison Coast Fork

Kester, Malena Coiner

Lehman, Tyler Derek Kovack Memorial

McIntosh, Brandon Dick Kinnear

Munsell, Jacob Dick Kinnear

Munsell, Jacob Donna and Doyle Shepherd

Fain, Shaileen Doyle and Donna Shepherd

Lehman, Tyler Ernie Martin

Anderson, Molly Ethel Krauss

Anderson, Molly Gear Up

Bellavita, Gabriel Gear Up

Benson, Oliver Gear Up

Bratton, Shawna Gear Up

Buckland, Quentin Gear Up

Dawson, Destiny Gear Up

Demmon, Kyle Gear Up

Dodge, Jaycob Gear Up

Dunn, Faith Gear Up

Dunning, Michael Gear Up

Erner, Kaitlyn Gear Up

Fain, Shaileen Gear Up

Fehly, Cheyenne Gear Up

Ferguson, Jake Gear Up

Garibay, Estephanie Gear Up

Garrison, Samuel Gear Up

Geisler, Erich Gear Up

Gilliss, Amanda Gear Up

Glaspie, Sarah Gear Up

Gonzales, Sierra Gear Up

Goossens, Molly Gear Up

Gordineer, Chase Gear Up

Hankey, Breanna Gear Up

Hendrickson, Jacob Gear Up

Hill, Richard Gear Up

Hitner, Scott Gear Up

Howell, Erin Gear Up

Huebner, Carmen Gear Up

Jones, Carson Gear Up

Kester, Malena Gear Up

King, Garrison Gear Up

Kyle, Jay Gear Up

Lalonde, Emily Gear Up

Leczel, Caleb Gear Up

Lehman, Tyler Gear Up

Lopez, Fernando Gear Up

Marsh, Jacob Gear Up

Martin, Lisa Gear Up

Martindale, Sierra Gear Up

McCasline, Megan Gear Up

McIntosh, Brandon Gear Up

McNary, Meagan Gear Up

Miranda, Jessica Gear Up

Mootz, Ahsha Gear Up

Munsell, Jacob Gear Up

Newton, Elizabeth Gear Up

Nichols, Rebecca Gear Up

Parsons, Nathan Gear Up

Pena, Anastacia Gear Up

Perkins, Dwayne Gear Up

Pettit, Cheyenne Gear Up

Phemister, Jefferson Gear Up

Quick, Ryan Gear Up

Ramsey, Kalli Gear Up

Rauda, Oscar Gear Up

Rudicel, Camas Gear Up

Schaaf, Mina Gear Up

Schatzau, Johnathon Gear Up

Scrima, Olivia Gear Up

Senters, Travis Gear Up

Shipley, Courtney Gear Up

Sisco, Josilyn Gear Up

Stumph, Makayla Gear Up

Stutz-Humphrey, Riley Gear Up

Thithong, Master Gear Up

Townsend, Caitlin Gear Up

Upasna, Upasna Gear Up

Walker, Jacob Gear Up

Weston, Tana Gear Up

Yarborough, Ashley Gear Up

McCasline, Megan Glenn Perry

Boyce, Garett Jr. First Citizen

Gonzales, Sierra Jr. First Citizen

Newton, Elizabeth Latham School

Upasna, Upasna LCC Giustina Business

Schatzau, Johnathon LCC Siuslaw Bank-Bud Betz

Goossens, Molly Lloyd Eastman

McCasline, Megan Lloyd Eastman

Demmon, Kyle London School

Goossens, Molly London School

Klein, Jacob London School

Smart, McKayla London School

Townsend, Caitlin London School

Garrison, Samuel Margaret Mae Anibal

Goossens, Molly Margaret Mae Anibal

Kester, Malena Margaret Mae Anibal

Leczel, Caleb Margaret Mae Anibal

Quick, Ryan Margaret Mae Anibal

Boyce, Garett Masonic

Shipley, Courtney Masonic

Erner, Kaitlyn Michele Portmann

Farrington, McKenzie Michele Portmann

Pettit, Cheyenne Michele Portmann

Upasna, Upasna Michele Portmann

Weston, Tana Natural Resources

Bruyneel,Samantha Norris

McCasline, Megan Old School Mates

Gonzales, Sierra OSAC Ford Family

Newton, Elizabeth OSEA

Munsell, Jacob Prospectors

Pettit, Cheyenne Prospectors

Boyce, Garett Rotary

Dawson, Destiny Rotary

Dunn, Faith Rotary

King, Garrison Rotary

Kyle, Jay Rotary

McCasline, Megan Rotary

Quick, Ryan Rotary

Shipley, Courtney Selco

Rudicel, Camas U of O Grant King

Bratton, Shawna Wayne H. Shields

Munsell, Jacob Wayne H. Shields

McConnell, Kade Weyerhauser

Munsell, Jacob Weyerhauser

Stumph, Makayla Weyerhauser

Demmon, Kyle U of O Withers Hawley

Shipley, Courtney Women of the Moose

Kester, Malena Youth Advisory Council

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